Money Without Working – Is it Possible?

by Dan on August 23, 2009


While the idea of effortlessly manifesting money has been in print since the early 1900’s, it only became mainstream in the past five years.

The release of The Secret was what changed everything.  Suddenly this “new age” idea was discussed at length on Oprah, and the concepts became normal conversation for everyone.  Most reception to the movie/book was positive, though there were some very vocal critics who thought The Secret encouraged laziness and fantasizing which could only lead to ruin.

Even among the supporters of The Secret (or the Law of Attraction, as it’s called in general), there was dissent as to how much the universe was supposed to take care of, and how much was your responsibility.

Was it actually possible to just think of a million dollars and make it happen?

Or did you have to work step by step on implementing your goals in order for there to be any result?

Some of The Secret teachers, such as Joe Vitale and Bob Doyle, say you had to take “inspired action.”  Inspired action is the concept of making moves based on your intuition, and not on any logical thought process.  With inspired action, you’re not feeling bad or effortful during the motions; it’s just the natural way of your body bringing you to the right opportunities.

Even Hale Dwoskin, from the Sedona Method, says that proper belief cannot take the place of right action.  He says “effort is ego in motion,” but that effortless action is the real key to success.

Then there are the radicals.

Esther and Jerry Hicks, who wrote Ask and It is Given and other “Teachings of Abraham” books, claim that since this world is illusory, all you have to do is change your thoughts and life will work out in the way you desire.  No work required.  No “inspired action” required.  Just feel good.

Larry Crane from the Release Technique is another huge proponent of the needlessness of action.  I was listening to his Goals & Resistance course, and he describes a process of setting goals and letting them fall into your lap just by releasing your mental/emotional blocks.

A caller had a question about an “Action Steps” sheet in the course, and Larry said, “It’s there if you want it, but don’t worry about it.  The whole point of this course is to show that you don’t need to take action.”   He repeated his mentor Lester Levenson’s words, “Work is for slaves.”  If you’re part of the creative force of the universe, why in the world would you need to work?

At first glance, this might seem like a marketing tactic to get you to buy his products.  After all, having money appear at your doorstep sounds like a better deal than having to work every day, right?

Say what you want, but the Release Technique walks its talk.  I called their number a couple weeks ago to inquire about a seven day retreat they have, which costs $2500 at full price.  I got on the phone with a nice lady named Rebecca Quave.  I told her my situation of wanting to go to the retreat, but not having enough money on hand.  In order to raise the money to go, I was looking at some options.  I could find a high paying job, or maybe start a part time business.

What Rebecca told me was something strikingly unusual for a self-help company.

“Just release on it,” she said.

I was a bit taken back.

She continued, “You could get a great job, and start 10 businesses, doing everything right, but if you’re not released on the issue, the money will never come.  Releasing will just take care of everything.”

I clarified, “So, if I just sat on the couch and released, never doing any work or looking for any way to raise money, I’d be able to go?”

She said “Absolutely.  That’s how we do it here.”

The Release Technique organization is convinced that I’m more likely to be able to give them money if I do their technique than if I work to earn the money.  This is unheard of in pretty much every industry imaginable.  Going by what Hale Dwoskin has said in the past, I don’t think even the Sedona Method would tell a customer this, even though both companies come from the same mentor, Lester Levenson.

In the Goals & Resistance course, the first goal you set is to manifest $100 without any action.  It worked.  The week I was intensely focused on releasing for $100, three interesting events happened.  First, I got a $5 bill in the mail from a TV survey company I’d never heard of.  A couple days later, a friend who was going to drive me to the airport was asked out on a date.  When she said she was already occupied giving me a ride, he gave me $25 cash to find my own ride so he could take her out.  That’s $30 so far.

A couple days later, I got a letter saying I was part of a winning class action lawsuit concerning a company I worked for five years ago.  They awarded me $67 dollars.

That’s $97 for one week.  Pretty close to the $100 I set my goal for.

I set my next goal for $2500, and have gotten $500 so far, without any extra work needed.  When I say I didn’t work for it, I mean that I began getting paid for something I was doing for fun anyway, so there was no net increase in my efforts.

Can this be scaled to hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars?  I think so.  I think a lot of what keeps us back from achieving goals like this are our fears of what would happen if our wishes came true.

Tell me this, if you meditated for a day on getting $54,501 in the mail, and then the next day you got a check for exactly that amount, would you be a little freaked out?  Maybe more than a little?  Our minds like to keep things at status quo, because it feels safer.

I’ll report more manifestations as we go.  For now, keep an open mind about what’s possible in this area.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bill September 15, 2009 at 2:24 am

I found your site from an article you wrote on seomoz, I was wondering if you could give me an explanation of how you release, do you sit with your eyes closed saying to yourself I want $100 then gat up and forget about it, or is there more to this technique?

You posed a question on seomoz which people thought got the most traffic, I would say the one that attracted me Money Without Working – Is it Possible?

Thanks Bill

2 autoprt November 20, 2010 at 12:18 am

thank you so much the release technique does work. sometimes i get caught up and start trying hard again to make money and nothing happens but i want to make sure i don’t forget this technique.

3 Scott May 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Hi Bill,
A main focus is that “want”= “lack”. Whenever you want something, you want it because you don’t have it. There’s a lot more to it than this, but the main idea is to let go of the “wanting” just as if you’d dropped something from your hand to the ground, it’s that easy…it’s a decision. Then….experience…be in the place of HAVING. Lester Levinson said to see it, feel it and taste it…and hold your mind on already HAVING. hOLD IT IN YOU “beingness” NOW, and not in your “will-beingness” that always exists in the future. There’s a lot to it, yet no so much to it. Search……and don’t “want”….and your answers will find you.

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